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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 132-134
Bioline Code: gm05028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 132-134

Hidir Esme, Yusuf Yürümez, Dursun Ali Sahin, Osman San


Pericardio-diaphragmatic rupture is an uncommon problem that poses a diagnostic challenge to surgeons. This article reports an unusual case of traumatic pericardio-diaphragmatic rupture in a 36-year-old male who has no additional intraabdominal visceral injury or thoracic pathology. There was a 7 cm lateral tear on the left dome of the diaphragm and a 2 cm medial tear, also involving pericardio-diaphragmatic junction, with the heart uninjured. The partially herniated stomach was easily pulled out from the thorax cavity through the diaphragmatic rupture. The rupture was reparied by interrupted non-absorbable sutures. The patient had no complaints on his follow up.

Trauma, Pericardio-diaphragmatic rupture

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